The greatest lesson I’ve learned over the past year is consistency. I’m a jack of all trades, a man of many ideas. Unfortunately, I’ve discovered time and talent are like butter. You can spread them so thin among so many projects that each project is ultimately undeveloped and undervalued.
It’s fun to switch from project to project, but eventually all the projects end up unfinished and abandoned. I don’t want to do that anymore.
That’s where consistent discipline comes in. Seth Godin wrote recently about this in his blog post, SUSDAT: Show Up, Sit Down and Type.
For those of us who are jack of all trades, masters of none, discipline is hard. We like sticking with projects we’re enamored by. But the excitement and glow wears off quickly.
That’s when sticking with it is important.
For now, I’ve limited myself to only two projects.
One is my web design company, LixiMedia. I work on this “project” every day. The nice thing about this is that it’s really a bunch of sub projects, so it satisfies the need to jump from project to project.
The second I haven’t talked about yet. I’m insecure about this project, but I realize if I’m serious about it I will need to release it soon.
More posts to come on this topic.